The '''Presbyterian Church in Canada''' is a Presbyterian
denomination, serving in Canada under this name since 1875. The United Church of Canada
claimed the right to the name from 1925 to 1939. According to the Canada 2001 Census
409,830 Canadians identify themselves as Presbyterian, that is, 1.4% of the population.
The Canadian roots of the Presbyterian Church in Canada can be traced to both Scottish settlers and French Huguenots
, and the first Presbyterian churches formed in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, following such European Protestant Reformation theologians
as John Calvin
and John Knox
Once the largest Christian denomination in English-speaking Canada, in 1925 some 70% of its congregations joined with the Methodist Church, Canada
and the Congregational church|Congregationalist Union
to form the ''United Church of Canada.'' The terms ''Continuing Presbyterians'' and ''Non-Concurring...